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    September 27, 2010
    4:30 - 5:00am EDT  

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patranya bhoolsuwan is in for angie goff. she will have the traffic in just a moment. we begin with howard bernstein. this morning's forecast, motorists will find some slick roads. >> some rain could be heavy at times and tonight a threat of strong thunderstorms. so a big change from our 67th 90-degree day. a record number we had there on saturday. we zoomed in over to bowie. you can see the orange. it is really coming down there 301 and 50 heading to laurel and across 295 by 32. davidsonville, upper marlboro, shady side and deal, that's about the heaviest we have. rain most areas and maybe drizzle if not rain. weather computer is showing the action from the south and there's a lot of moisture off the gulf of mexico. so we will have numerous showers and storms today. temperatures in the 60s here. 80s in norfolk. look at wisconsin. see the light blue color.
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>> yes. >> 30s. >> that's where fall is. we may get that cooler air as we head to the weekend. until then temperatures will struggle to get to the mid to upper 70s with showers and a couple of storms. southeast winds 10 to 15. patranya bhoolsuwan, that has to cause problems with wet roads. >> it is still early so not too many cars outside but it will pick up. so you want to leave the house a little earlier this morning. no incidents or accidents that we are seeing right now. some construction to watch for as you head out there. on 66 light traffic. just watch for road spray and make sure the windshield wipers are going as you leave this morning. wet road from duke to the pentagon and no accidents reported here. as we head over to maryland, same story. take time to get to work this morning. from 109, no problems out to the beltway. we will end up at new york avenue. no problems here either.
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smooth sailing for drivers in dc. andrea, back to you. a new report finds that nearly half of the guns which cross state lines and were used in crimes in 2009 were sold in just ten states. 49% of those guns were sold in virginia, georgia, florida, texas, indiana, ohio, pennsylvania, north carolina, california or arizona. those states accounted for nearly 28,000 guns connected to crimes in other states. the report was conducted by the mayors against illegal guns. the group is an association of 500 mayors led by new york's michael bloomberg and boston's thomas ma nino. a woman is struck by a hit and run driver in silver spring. police say they don't know if the woman was walking along the road or trying to cross carroll avenue. police say the driver hit the woman on the right side of the
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car, breaking off the side mirror. residents say in this densely populated area near an elementary school, drivers go well over the 25-mile an hour speed limit. >> very dangerous corner. hard not to hit anyone. >> they hope the broken side mirror will lead them to the make and model of the the car. rhee appeared on "meet the press" on sunday and gave her first comments since meeting in private with vincent gray. >> public schools are dramatically better. >> the important thing to realize is education reform can continue in dc regardless of whether i am there or not. it can continue as long as the leadership is willing to make the incredibly tough decisions we have made. >> reporter: education
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secretary arne duncan was on the panel and gave mayor fenty the highest grade for his education reform efforts in the district. >> by any measure, the public schools in dc are dramatically better today than when they started. i stood with mayor fenty multiple times. fenty asked for an endorsement as he tried and failed to fight off the challenge in the democratic primary. he never received the endorsement. he said he couldn't campaign in every local race although he would show up for some national campaigns. the white house and democratic leaders in congress say they won't find a way to extend middle-class tax cuts after the november elections. they have been unable to secure gop backing before lawmakers break to campaign. president obama's top political aide believes that pressure will build among the american people to get it done.
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the moratorium on building in the west bank expired on sunday. new israeli settlers wasted no time beginning construction. the change may prove to be a major stumbling block in the peace negotiations between israelis and palestinians. >> reporter: the obama administration is racing to keep the middle east peace talks alive. >> we're at a pivotal junction in that region. it is important for israel and the palestinians. and we think it is essential they keep on moving forward. >> reporter: israeli settlers cheered on sunday as the ten- month freeze on construction in the settlement came to an end. crews didn't waste time getting to work, pouring the foundation of a new building but palestinian leaders threatened to walk away from negotiations if construction resumes. abbas hasn't yet carried out the threat but said there is only one choice, either the
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settlement or peace. over the weekend, secretary of state hillary clinton tried to help forge a last-minute deal. she spoke twice by phone on sunday to israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. netanyahu imposed the moratorium last november to try to get palestinians back to the bargaining table. he says he wants to continue negotiations but rejected calls by president obama and palestinian leaders to extend the ban. palestinians insist that construction makes it impossible for them to create a viable independent state. >> palestinians have to choose between sitting down and talking peace with us and turning their backs on us and missing another historic opportunity to reach peace. >> reporter: abbas plans to take the issue to a meeting of arab states next week. tara mergener, cbs news, washington. some 300,000 israelis live in the west bank settlement scattered among .5 million palestinians. a georgia pastor is vowing
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to fight accusations he lured four men in to sexual relationships. bishop eddie long spoke to the congregation for the first time since being accused of sexual misconduct. he stopped short of admitting to the allegations but said he was wrong about them. the team was in st. louis for the first road game of the year and stunned on the first possession. the rams running back, jackson, ran 42-yards to the end zone. rams up 14-0 in the first six minutes of the game. the redskins erased the deficit in the second quarter. mcnabb would hit moss. skins score 18 unanswered points and lead in the third quarter but then darby, who was filling in for jackson after he got hurt, would run up the middle of the redskins defense taking the ball 12-yards to play dirt. it gave the rams the lead and
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it ended rams 30 and skins 16. new fees at the bank will take a major chunk out of your wallet. and a new high-tech device just in time for the holiday sales rush. [ female announcer ] it's never been easier
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in the refrigerated section it is time for the first "living $mart" report of the morning and jessica doyle is here with the headlines. good morning. >> good morning, and california good morning, everybody. wall street is starting the new trading week after four straight weeks of gains. this is the longest winning streak since hitting highs for the year in april. the averages jumped between 2 to almost 3%. checking the numbers for ya -- thes nasdaq up by 54 and the s&p up by 23. there are more fees from your bank to replace the fees they can't charge you anymore.
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thanks to a new law. if you are a bank of america customer read the fine print. starting soon you will have to pay $3 to get a paper statement. $3 to see images of cancelled checks on that statement. $12 if you deposit a check and it doesn't clear and expect maintenance fees and minimum balance requirements too. you can avoid some charges by banking on-line. another story we want to bring. target is hoping ipad will bring in holiday shoppers. beginning next month they will start selling six of the models. target will be the largest retail chain to sell the device. >> the rush is on. we can see it. for more living smart headlines log on to wusa9.com and click on the "living $mart" tab on the front page. there are a number of traffic changes which may add time to your commute. and a medical board calls for an end to all smoking and
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alcohol-related ads. here's howard bernstein. >> i know it is monday but i'm happy to say rain in the forecast. we will talk about how much and what about the threat for some thunderstorms? 9 news now will return after [ male announcer ] have something you love doing?
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welcome back to 9 news now. dozens of people were at meridian park this weekend to take part in a global yoga even. it is an annual fund-raising event to raise money for social change in vulnerable communities around the globe. the event included speakers, meditation and music and yoga sessions. relaxing and getting centered is a good way to start off the week or any day of the week. >> you need some patience this morning. we know traffic will be an issue later on. it is monday an also 7:01 on the sunrise. dark, too for a while. >> and the redskins lost so people are in a funk. >> little funky monday. here it is.
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let's go to the weather computer. still can't believe the they beat the redskins. show you the rain that moved in overnight. some of it has been rather heavy. we also have some breaks. live doppler 9000 hd. we will pinpoint this for you. shows some of the lulls to the south with more rain south of fredericksburg. to the east and northeast of dc, it is really coming down. you can see it here from shady side north in anne arundel county up to fair view and annapolis and then in prince georges county, along the border of anne arundel and i will zoom in between laurel and bowie and odenton. this is where it is the heaviest. route 32 here. 295, coming up to 95 in howard county. this is moving to the north northwest at 25 miles an hour or so. these areas for the next hour will be seeing the heaviest rainfall. as far as the momslikeme.com bus stop forecast today, it is
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a wet one for sure. rain gear for the little guys an the big guys. rain, drizzle if it is not raining. temperatures not too cool in the 60s and sunrise at 7:00 a.m. the day at a glance, we are expecting rain. that's the afternoon one from friday. i will get the right one in. but rain today. temperatures will climb in the mid to upper 80s with a chance of thunder this afternoon. tonight, more showers and storms. some of them severe overnight. lows 65 to 70. southeast winds 10 to 15. this is situation where i hope you have a weather radio or just stay up on the weather because you get an overnight thunderstorm that severe and you are asleep you are not going to know about it until the damage is done. tomorrow highs an 80 with southwest winds at 10 to 15. 6 t at pax river. cambridge is 72ful there's warm air to the south and east. to the north and west 50s,
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oakland, cumberland, take hagerstown. 61 frederick and gaithersburg. 63 manassas and luray 61 degrees. in town, 64. we have the rain. dew.s only a degree shy. so very moist there. 94% and a northeast wind at 7 miles an hour. we are watching high pressure across new england. nosing back down to the middle east. low pressure down near atlanta. and that is forcing all of the moisture to come in and northward. now, this boundary, given a little more lift -- but what will happen is we will get in to the warm sector later on tonight and that will help to fire off showers and storms. by 5:00 or so we have less coverage than this morning. we could have times where we get breaks in the rainfall. and then tonight, notice the showers and storms that are coming in through us. tomorrow morning, 5:00 a.m. and we start the day wet. this cold front looks like it will sweep through us.
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by noon, midday tomorrow we are starting to see breaks here and that should be able to keep us in decent shape as we head in to tuesday night and wednesday. but more moisture could be here on thursday. high temperatures today, they are going to struggle. mid-70s in town. near 80s south and low 70s north and west. our seven-day forecast, wet weather today. some showers and storms tonight in to early tuesday. wednesday looks nice, 79. more rain is possible on thursday in to friday morning. anden this the weekend, hello, october. october 1st in the 60s on saturday and sunday. it is 4:48. patranya bhoolsuwan is in for angie this morning. >> feels like fall out there and howard is saying a big part of prince georges county is seeing the rain, and now we have a report of an accident out there. bw parkway and landover road. this is where the crash is happening. no major delays associated with this but be aware of that and take it slow wherever you go.
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outer loop, traffic is picking up as you can see here but all clear and lanes are wide open. go to virginia and see how things are looking. traveling north on 95 from the west area to the beltway, a okay. and same on 395 from duke to the 14th street bridge. everybody is going the speed limit. it is 4:49. back to you. >> thank you. a few tense moments for passengers aboard a delta connection flight heading from lane to white plains new york. it was diverted to jfk airport. a passenger captured video of the emergency landing. the aircraft landing gear malfunctioned sending sparks flying, while dragging one of the wings along the tarmac. passengers were told toll brace for the position. luckily no reports of injuries. drivers should expect delays around wood lake park. a month long utility project is underway between calvert street
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an woodley road. the road will take place 7 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. during that time, traffic will be reduced to one lane on connecticut avenue and no on street parking allowed. get ready for three years of work in the rosslyn section of arlington. next month the traffic pattern will change along north moore street in preparation for the expansion pangs of the metro station. right now there is just one entrance. work to add another entrance and three elevators should be finished in the spring of 2012. looking at the living well headlines, the american academy of pediatrics is calling for a ban on all tobacco ads and new limits on capitol advertising. the association says $25 billion worth of cigarettes, alcohol and description drug advertising is working against
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efforts to keep children and teens from experimenting with drugs. the group insists legal drugs pose the greatest dangers to kids because they are the earliest drugs used. researchers are trying to get the word out about a potential treatment for a disease. and clinical trials are underway for the treatment. >> reporter: 62-year-old steven brooks has battled prostate cancer twice. the first time he was treated with radiation but when it came back he enrolled in a clinical trial using a new treatment. he credits the lower psa, the number used to measure the presence of prostate cancer to high intensity focused ultrasound. >> it is more accurate 0 to deliver it to specific areas.
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>> it has fewer side effects than standard treatments like surgery and radiation. clinical trials right now are for patients whose prostate cancer has returned but if it gets fda approval it could be used as a first line treatment. brook says he wants to be an example for other african- american men since they are more likely to develop prostate cancer and die from it. >> if you don't take these tests what chance do you have? when you feel the pain it is too late. >> reporter: it is already approved for use in many parts of the world including canada and mexico. getting enough magnesium in your diet could lower your chances of developing diabetes. researchers found those who consumed most magnes excuse me were half as likely to develop
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the disease. american children aren't drinking as much water as they should be. according to a new study, only 15 to 60% of boys and 10 to 54% of girls drink the minimum amount recommended by experts. poor water intake over time can lead to a wide range of health issues from dry mouth to muscle weakness and fatigue. for more living well headlines, log on to our website at wusa9.com and click on the living well tab on the front page. legalized slot gambling in the free state begins today. [ male announcer ] itchy dry scalp?
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welcome back to 9 news now. today maryland's first casino will open. it was 1500 slot machines and will open off 95 outside of baltimore. the casino got the approval 0 of the lottery commission to open early but the grand opening is scheduled for thursday. virginia governor mcdonnell says there will be no confederate history month next year. the governor was widely criticized when the declared last april confederate history month. the governor has apologized and is now declared april 2011 civil war in virginia month. in prince georges county, officials are saying yes to $115 million in stimulus funds to give people who live there faster internet. the federal grant will help
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upgrade broad band connections in elementary schools and other public buildings. it's one of the stories making headlines where you live. for more stories where you live go to wusa9.com and find your community in the where you live section and keep up with what is happening in your neighborhood. got a story or news tip, we want to hear from you. contact us and be part of the wusa9.com team. there's new concern about artificial turf fields in montgomery county and one citizens group is asking the county council to look in to fears about health hazards. scott broom looked in to the issue and visited the field. >> they are a joy to play on and way cheaper to maintain than grass but are a concern for some people concerned about health and toxic contamination. here's one reason. turf fields are great to play on because there is a hidden layer of rubble that reduces impact when players hit the ground. it comes from shredded car
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tires and contains some potentially toxic materials such as lead and arsenic. the concern about this dates back to 2007 when a number of aging fields in new jersey and new york were taken out of commission because of the presence of lead. since then, the consumer product safety commission has determined that young children are not at risk from exposure to lead on these fields. but that has not put an end to the questions. in montgomery county, fields have been installed at three schools, most recently walter johnson in bethesda. this week, the western montgomery county citizens advisory board asked the county to investigate the safety, health, environmental and financial impacts of artificial turf, with a careful review of any new scientific information. in the meantime, there are no plans to limit play on turf fields like this one. in fact, there are rec councils and some schools in the county that are lining up to get
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funding to install more turf fields just like this one. 9 news now. school and recreation officials in montgomery county are advocates of the turf fields because they save on maintenance costs. good morning. thank you for watching 9 news now at 5:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. patranya bhoolsuwan is in for angie goff. she will have the traffic in a moment. some early-morning problems and right now howard bernstein has the forecast. we are happy to see the rain. >> we a do need the rain. seven inches in the hole for the year. so quite a drought after this unbelievably hot summer we have had. we have the rain this morning some of it is heavy north and east of washington. zoomed in to howard and montgomery counties and northern anne arundel an you see the rain lifting to the north northwest. in extreme montgomery county as well and some of this is really coming down. as we go to the weather computer you will see breaks in the rain pattern to the south. off

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